I was going by a Chic-fil-A the other night and I swear I saw a sign that said “Pirate Princess Night.” For a moment, I thought Chic-fil-A had radically changed their stance on a few issues. However, then I got a better look at the sign:
Turns out, it actually said “Pirate and Princess Night.” I don’t know what that is, but it’s probably just some kids night thing. Harmless enough, I’m sure. “Pirate and Princess Night” is definitely different from “Pirate Princess Night.” That “and” makes a huge difference.
I mean, “Pirate Princess Night” immediately had me thinking of Kathy Acker, particularly of Pussy, King of the Pirates. I haven’t read that particular Acker as of yet, but I intend to and the things I imagined in connection with “Pirate Princess Night” were pretty similar to what I imagined in connection with Pussy, King of the Pirates. And, though I still intend to read Pussy, King of the Pirates, I probably won’t be going to “Pirate and Princess Night.”
Though, I wasn’t surprised to realize my mistake. I heard Chic-fil-A modified their stance on a few issues…but I was doubting that they’d modified them THAT far.